Millers bank on bambara processing techniques. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Projects R7581, R8261 and R2986. income and nutrition for people in West Africa—especially poor farmers. High-quality bambara flour, one of the principal innovations, is now widely used. Marketing opportunities for the flour have been identified and problems in the marketing system resolved, and millers report that demand for bambara has increased by 12.5%. To help the process, new bambara flour-based recipes have been tested and validated with consumers. The technology is currently in use in Ghana, and a market study shows that there is high potential for its use elsewhere.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (16 pp.) taken from the CD.


CPH04, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 107.

Published 1 January 2007